Test Engineer - San Diego, CA - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

San Diego
United States



The Engineer position will support the development, integration, testing, and technical documentation of unmanned maritime systems. The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to analyze high-level problem statements and develop conceptual solutions for consideration during team discussions; develop detailed, viable, engineering solutions from conceptual designs; generate technical documentation packages, including fabrication drawings, analysis packages, and technical briefs; interface with vendors to identify Commercial-Off- The-Shelf (COTS) components and initiate fabrication of custom components; integrate components or subsystems into system assemblies; conduct component-level lab tests and system level operational at-sea tests; generate test plans and document test results; and thrive in a dynamic, team environment.


Job duties may include:

  • Design, analysis and development of components and assemblies for surface and subsurface maritime systems
  • Design, analysis and development of ocean structures
  • Design, analysis, and development of subsea pressure vessels, including sealing interface design and weight optimization.
  • Design, analysis, specification and development of underwater actuators and drive systems.
  • Design and specification of underwater cable assembly components
  • Design and analysis of corrosion mitigation systems.
  • Packaging design for electrical components and systems, including thermal analysis and heat transfer design.
  • Integration and assembly of electro-mechanical systems
  • Test and evaluation of unmanned maritime systems, including development of test plans and test reports.
  • Development of launch and recovery plans for maritime systems.
  • Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development
  • Hydrodynamic and thermal analysis using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools
  • Static and dynamic Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Generation of fabrication drawings using CAD software
  • Interfacing with vendors to identify COTS components to meet system requirements
  • Interfacing with vendors to solicit fabrication quotes for and initiate procurement of custom components.
  • Active participation in team brainstorming and technical review meetings    



Minimum Requirements:

  • Active SECRET clearance
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering or Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution. M.S Preferred.
  • At least 3 years of engineering experience in the development and testing of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) and remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV)
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks or similar 3D CAD software
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint